The ICT Young Artists Academy is a six day intensive music camp for intermediate and advanced violinists and violists.  It will take place at Friends University, Riney Fine Arts Center, Tuesday through Sunday, June 27 - July 2, 2023.  The day will go from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM.  There will be a performance at the end of the final day of camp.  The camp is limited to twenty-five students. The camp day will include ensemble playing, masterclasses, private lessons, scale and theory classes, improv, fiddling,  and other topics classes.  

 Out of town students will be housed in a charming Airbnb



*   Vivaldi Concerto for 4 Violins

*  Makris Scherzo for 4 Violins


  * Standard Bow Strokes

      * Concerto Works

 * The Grossman Method

   * Left Hand Technique

 * Ultimate Etude Guide                   for Violin


Hal Grossman, Laura Hammes Black, Dr. Elizabeth Wallace, Dr. Susan Mayo

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The cost of the ICT Young Artists Academy is $325.  There is $25 off of the total tuition if you pay in full at the time of the application deadline on

May 1, 2022.  Print and send in the application with your payment to ICT Young Artists Academy, 5730 Kentford Circle, Wichita, Kansas, 67220 or fill out the application below and make your payment on the payment portal below. 

A non-refundable $50 deposit is due at the time of your application; the remaining payment of $275 is due by May 31, 2021.  Any late payments will incur a $50 late fee.  Openings are limited; please get your applications in early.  Email lhbviolin@gmail.com for additional information.


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Laura Hammes Black currently teaches 

violin privately in Wichita, Kansas and is on the violin faculty of Friends University.  She plays in the Wichita Symphony, the Music Theatre Wichita Orchestra, the Wichita Grand Opera Orchestra, and is the Associate Concertmaster of the Salina Symphony. Shefreelances throughout the Kansas area. In 2011 Ms. Black was the recipient of the Daniel J. Sevart Award for Community Service by the Wichita Symphony. She is also the Artistic Director and Strings Coordinator of Camp Allegro Wichita and is on the faculty of Bows at the Barn.  She has played in professional orchestras in Michigan and Indiana. Ms. Black has a Master's of Music degree in Violin 

Performance with a minor in Music History from Indiana University and a Bachelor's of Music degree in Violin Performance from the University of Michigan.


—  Laura Hammes Black, Violin